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The Story of the Kelly Gang


Published 1906


An attempt to create a coherent narrative out of all surviving fragments of Australia's first feature length film. Sections from the final reel are heavily decomposed.

Running at just over 20 minutes, this is possibly the longest available version.

What the posters said:
"A thrilling moving picture from start to finish"
"The Most Sensational, The Most Thrilling and Interesting LIVING PICTURES EVER TAKEN."

Written and Directed by Charles Tait 1868-1933

Released:
December 1906 (Australia)
January 1908 (Britain)
1910 (USA)


Run time 20 mins
Producer Johnson and Gibson
Production Company Johnson and Gibson
Audio/Visual silent, b/w
Contact Information www.thevideocellar.com

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Reviewer: Brie Dank - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 19, 2014
Subject: Brie Dank
Everyone makes such a big deal out of "The Great Train Robbery" (1903), and obviously it is an important film, but this is the first full-length feature and is sadly ignored. Doesn't matter that there isn't much left, there's enough to know that it's pretty sophisticated and should be mentioned in more books than it is.
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